Issue #21 in 2019 year, 173-189

Heraldic Supplement to the Jesuits Textbook on General History of 1755

A. Tchernikh

In the teaching practice of the Society of Jesus heraldry occupied the place of an important didactic tool. The textbook on history for catholic young people was also provided with a heraldic section. The presentation of the theory of heraldry in the manual follows classical structure with some features of the Modern heraldry. The material is adapted for the Spanish reader. The manual is created in the form of a catechism (questions and answers). At the same time, the heraldic part is not accidental, in the Spanish version it was planned as a part of the manual from the very beginning. From the educational and pedagogical point of view, the Jesuits were interested in the coats of arms as representation of nobility. The Appendix provides a translation of “On the Art of Heraldry or Coats of Arms”.

Keywords:
heraldry, coat of arms, theory of heraldry, Jesuits, pedagogy
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